Saturday, March 8, 2014

Review: The Lego Movie


The Lego Movie

Review by Lauren

IMDB Summary: An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together.

Review: When I first saw the trailer for this movie, I thought it looked really funny and I recognized a lot of the voices in it, which is always a plus. So when it came out, I decided to go with my sister and a friend of mine. The final verdict? Too funny!! We all loved it and would be happy to see it again. Seriously. The voices were fantastic, the characters were crazy and loveable, and there was a fun twist near the end that left me even more excited about the overall film.

The Lego Movie is definitely how these toy movies need to be made...but I suppose making it an animated comedy instead of a serious live-action film definitely helps. The main character, Emmet (Chris Pratt), is a regular guy just living his life the same day-to-day. He's positive, yet eager to please others, so when he thinks he's found the chance to be "special", he grabs on and does his best. In person, Chris Pratt is funny and adorable, and he brings all those qualities to his role as Emmet. All the voices stood out (with many big-name stars) and it definitely brought these characters to life.

We get Elizabeth Banks as WyldStyle, an eccentric girl who takes Emmet under her wing. Then there is the infamous Batman, voiced oh so wonderfully by Will Arnett. He seriously had some of the best lines! You'll be quoting him for days.

Furthermore, there is a fun twist to the movie that I did not see coming. It came off really well, in my opinion, and I think it helps make the movie. There is a great overall message to the story, which is nice for kids, but it's not too much. It blends nicely with the overall humor and adventure.

This is definitely a must-see for kids, but that includes kids of all ages, as I think a lot of adults will really love it too. You get familiar voices, lots of great humor, and an overall fun film that welcomes a repeat!

15 comments:

Melanie said...

I saw the trailer when I went to see The Book Thief and thought it was pretty funny! glad that you weren't disappointed :)

Renu said...

Yay, so glad you thought it was funny! I definitely want to see this movie. It looks really cool. :)

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

I took my kids to see this, and so agree with you. I couldn't believe the creativity and attention to detail. And the message. At first the twist at the ending shocked me, and I wasn't too thrilled, but I ended up loving it.
Great review!

Eileen said...

I never gave this one a second glance because I was never a fan of Legos so I never thought I'd see this movie, but I'm really glad that it's super funny! And I love Elizabeth Banks :D Great review! <33

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

I have seen the previews, and I think it looks hilarious we will definitely be renting it! Glad it was a win!

Michelle @ In Libris Veritas said...

I really need to see this movie. I love all things Lego but I was really surprised by how well this one has been doing.

JaimeLovesStuff said...

Everything is awesome... everything is cool when you're part of a team. LOL

I thought it was sooo funny and cute! The KRAGLE!!!!!! Ha

JaimeLovesStuff said...

I have to agree- I totally didn't see the final twist coming either but... the end was really funny! LOL

kimbacaffeinate said...

I love that there is an overall message included and that it will appeal to the young and old. Wonderful review. I will probably watch it when it comes to Redbox.

Aylee said...

I just saw this one this weekend and I loved it too! I was a bit concerned initially that it might be a bit gimmicky, but in the end I thought it was brilliant! And I thought the twist really brought it together.

Christy @ Love of Books said...

I wasn't really interested in the movie, but so many people are saying it's great. I'll most likely watch it now.

Alise (Readers In Wonderland) said...

This isn't a movie I would ordinarily see without prodding but now I'm definitely intrigued. I love when movies can make me laugh and Batman always did in all the trailers :)

Lauren D. said...

I loved the trailer for this, so I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed it. Now I need to see it! :-)

Angela's Anxious Life said...

I loved the lego movie soooo much!! And that song!! Everything is Awesome! I had to add you to my comments in Disqus.. it kept putting you in the dang spam folder. ERRR!

Karen said...

I loved this movie. Loads of humor for both kids and adults and a very sweet message.


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